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Chapter Finál

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Michael A. Mogensen

Michael Mogensen

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General Info

Year: 2006 / 2012
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Mogensen Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $200.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chapter Finál was commissioned by the Maryland Classic Youth Philharmonic. The work is the recipient of the Masterworks Prize for living composers granted by ERMMedia.

Originally commissioned and premiered in 2006 by the Maryland Classic Youth Philharmonic, this award-winning composition commemorates the 12-year tenure of then-retiring MCYO conductor Olivia Gutoff. Challenging and exciting in scope, Chapter Finál features a unique blend of musical styles, offering the listener a varied and distinctive aural experience.

The work opens with rhythmic energy and robust brass lines, followed by a slower, more expressive section featuring solo and chamber playing, resonant harmonies, and soaring melodies. After building to an emotional climax, the slow section ends, and the composition transitions back to a recap of the original thematic material. Finally, the music drives toward a dynamic conclusion with powerful playing punctuated by aggressive percussion and full symphonic sound.

The orchestral version of Chapter Finál was granted a Masterworks Prize by ERMMedia and was professionally recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic in 2007. It was transcribed and adapted for Wind Ensemble in June 2012.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W.V.) Wind Ensemble (Scott Hippensteel, conductor) – 16 February 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Michael Mogensen, personal correspondence, January 2019